Faithfulness! The sign of a true friend is faithfulness. Through the years, Dave and I have been blessed with many acquaintances and even dear situational friendships. You know, those friends that are in your life for a particular seasonal or location. But then there are the friends that rise above time and space. They are the ones who you may not talk to for months or even years but when you see them, your heart is stirred with love and memories and the relationship picks up and grows even deeper.
Yes, we have been truly blessed with friends that fall into that category! Our lives are richer, warmer and fuller because of their love!
I was mediating on that word “faithfulness”. Faith+full+ness. Faith= the established belief in someone or something not seen. The knowing that they will always be the same. Never failing, always there.
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Full= not empty, not lacking, abundance, more than enough.
“A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.” John 10:10 CEV
Ness= a suffix added to a word to indicate quality
Faith= believing in the unseen; Full= abundance; Ness= quality Faithfulness: believing in the abundance of someone always being the same in overflowing abundance, to the greatest extent or quality.
God’s faithfulness endures forever! He will always be the same – He keeps His promises and His love never fails! Rest in Him today.
“Our Lord, you are eternal!
Your word will last as long
as the heavens.
90 You remain faithful
in every generation,
and the earth you created
will keep standing firm.
91 All things are your servants,
and the laws you made
are still in effect today.
92 If I had not found happiness
in obeying your Law,
I would have died in misery.
93 I won’t ever forget
because you give me new life
by following them.” Psalm 119:89-93 CEV
Trust in the faithfulness of your loving heavenly Father! It’s His gift to us.